I am Martin Luther a German monk. I have devoted myself to the Church.
Thank you Saints, for hearing my prayers.
Selling Indulgences is wrong!
Come buy Indulgences, to rid of your sins to the Lord.
Disputation of Martin Luther on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences
Here at Wittenberg Church I leave this letter, explaining how fallacious Indulgences are.
Martin Luther (born on November 10th 1483), grew up to become a Monk for the Catholic Church after promising the Saints. He later became very succesful he became a Priest, Theology professor and later initiated the Protestant reformation in Germany, which spread through Europe.
The Catholic Church should not hold such authority over us.
God is the one who has the power to forgive our Sins.
In the 16th Century by order of Pope Leo, the Catholic Church was to sell indulgences; to raise money to rebuild the Basilica of St. Peter. Martin Luther believed this was wrong.
How dare he defy the Church!
'I cannot and will not recant anything, for you to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. Here I stand, I can not do not other, so help me God. Amen.'
On October 31st 1517, Martin Luther nailed what today is know as 'The 95 Theses' to the door of Wittenberg's church. This addressed Martins belief that selling Indulgences was wrong. Martin Luther went on to find more issues with the Catholic Church.
During the reformation, nobles like me gained power the Catholic Church lost.
The Church isn't selling indulgences, thanks to Martin Luther.
Martin Luther came to believe that the Church should not hold such authority over peoples everyday lives. Martins movement and messages spread through all of Europe and became quiet popular and so began the protestant reformation.
When Martin Luther faced members of the Holy Roman Empire during the 'Diet of The Worms', Luther was given the choice of revoking his claims against the Church or risk excommunication and possibly Heresy. Although he faced the option of death, Martin stood by his claims.
The Catholic Church began to lose power and control amongst the community , nobles and rulers gained higher status, whilst peasants tried to take the reformation as a time to gain freedom and status but failed. Martin Luther was a reformer until his death on the 18th of February 1546, in his home town.